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  • The tragic saga of the Iraqi who dared come to Israel

    05/14/2005 7:55:39 PM PDT · by Alouette · 10 replies · 528+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 15, 2005 | Dana Rosenblatt
    Coiffed, groomed and impeccably suited, Mithal al-Alusi cuts an imposing figure at this trendy hotel. In the empty bar lounge, he makes himself at home to a breakfast of fresh fruit, strong coffee and a constant flow of cigarettes. The leader of the Democratic Party of the Iraqi Nation is in town to promote his vision for a new Iraq and accept an accolade from an unlikely sponsor – the American Jewish Committee – who honored him with a Moral Courage award at their annual dinner last week. His act of courage was an attempt to break Iraq's long-standing taboo...
  • John Conyers (D-Michigan) – WIFE BUSTED!

    06/27/2009 12:37:37 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 9 replies · 1,052+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 06272009 | TDC
    We hope that Mrs. Conyers prison time will allow her an opportunity to UNITE, and will ultimately serve to gain much needed clarity that will see her embracing and protecting American FREEDOMS which were afforded to her by the great sacrifices of millions of Americans.
  • Foreign Workers Could Be Replacing Charlotte Bank Employees

    04/09/2009 11:24:11 PM PDT · by IT Grunt · 6 replies · 604+ views
    IT Grunt ^ | 4/12/09 | Tunnel Rat
    One of the dirty little secrets of the offshoring/outsourcing fiasco in I.T. is the onshoring of workers through the use of third parties.
  • China's military told to obey party(Oh yah this is good)

    02/02/2009 5:36:11 PM PST · by Flavius · 4 replies · 730+ views
    ap ^ | February 3, 2009 | na
    THE Chinese President, Hu Jintao, and his top generals have publicly ordered the military to obey the Communist Party "at any time, under any circumstances", as China enters its most politically fraught year since 1989. Chinese officials yesterday warned of social instability as they raised their estimate of newly unemployed migrant workers to 20 million - triple the number they gave a month ago. The huge economic and social dislocation coincides with a series of pressing political tests, including next month's 50th anniversary of the Dalai Lama fleeing Tibet, the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre on June 4 and...
  • Agent of Saddam Arrested in Chicago

    07/09/2003 9:51:38 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 125 replies · 866+ views
    FoxNews - cable ^ | July 9, 2003
    FoxNews just reported that an agent for Saddam Hussein has been arrested in Chicago. .....developing....
  • U.S. Interest in Shariah Finance Opens Dangerous Doors, Critics Say

    11/13/2008 6:06:07 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 5 replies · 470+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/13/08
    Shariah-compliant banking, sometimes called Islamic banking, is growing in popularity in the Western and Islamic worlds. But critics say American interest in the system at a time of economic crisis is opening the door to increased Islamic influence in the American banking system. Worse yet, some fear the banks may be helping to finance international terrorism. In Shariah-compliant banking, lenders may not charge interest and investors cannot make money from forbidden industries like gambling, alcohol, pork and pornography. Selling debt, devising derivatives and short selling are also prohibited, and investments must be closely tied to actual assets. In the U.S.,...
  • “This Is the FBI—Can We Talk?”

    01/18/2008 9:46:34 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 49 replies · 1,003+ views
    Washingtonian ^ | 01. Jan 2008 | Mark Matthews
    Keith Weissman and Steven Rosen Are PhDs and Middle East Experts Who Did Some Lobbying. They Thought They Were Doing What Washington Insiders Always Do. Thomas O’Donnell didn’t reveal his job when he phoned Keith Weissman in 2004 and got the policy analyst’s wife. He says he didn’t want to scare her. When Weissman returned the call and found out O’Donnell was an FBI agent, his first reaction was to attempt a joke: “What did I do?” “I’m sure you didn’t do anything,” O’Donnell told him. He wanted to meet that day, for five or ten minutes, and get Weissman’s...
  • STATE DEPARTMENT'S FAVORITE MULLAHS (Anti-America best friends - State Dept.)

    06/02/2003 5:27:39 AM PDT · by Elkiejg · 7 replies · 200+ views
    Townhall ^ | 6/2/03 | Joel Mowbray
    Although the White House is poised to back away from misguided attempts to "engage" the Iranian mullahs, don't expect the State Department to play along. Just as State has undermined the president multiple times already on matters relating to every spoke of the "axis of evil," State most likely will continue talking to the mullahs. A recent Washington Post article gave an indication that Foggy Bottom officials may grudgingly embrace a new tough-on-Iran policy—if officially handed down by the White House—noting that State "appears inclined to accept such a policy." But history suggests otherwise. The State Department's top policy official,...
  • Negroponte makes unannounced Iraq visit

    11/03/2006 12:54:26 PM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 390+ views
    AP ^ | 11/3/6 | SINAN SALAHEDDIN
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. National Intelligence Director John Negroponte met Friday with Iraq's prime minister in the second visit this week by a top U.S. official. The unannounced meeting comes amid spiraling violence that included seven American deaths and the discovery of 56 bodies in the Iraqi capital bearing signs of torture. The bodies found scattered around Baghdad were of Iraqi men between 20 and 45 years old, and all were apparent victims of sectarian death squads, police said Friday.All wore civilian clothes and had been bound at the wrists and ankles, police Lt. Mohammed Khayon said. He said the...
  • Politicizing Intelligence – Yet Again

    09/14/2006 4:41:43 AM PDT · by unionblue83 · 16 replies · 595+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 14 September 2006 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    If you thought efforts were over to rewrite history on the lead-up to the war in Iraq and to smear the head of the Iraqi National Congress, Ahmad Chalabi, then think again. A remarkable pair of reports released last week by the Senate Select committee on Intelligence re-examine for the umpteenth time the pre-war intelligence on Iraqi WMD programs and Saddam’s alleged ties to al-Qaeda. The reports were produced at the demand of committee Democrats as part of a vast fishing expedition aimed at buttressing their old saw, Bush lied-People died. What’s remarkable about these reports are not the facts...
  • Democrats Target Pentagon Planning

    11/24/2003 3:19:36 PM PST · by Maria S · 8 replies · 581+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | Nov. 24, 2003 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The sordid tale now making the rounds in the "mainstream" press of a rogue Pentagon intelligence operation has all the elements of an urban legend: heavy breathing, a secret basement office "down by the ramp" and government officials who form a hidden alliance based on long-ago ties to an obscure but influential university guru. Only the work of a few good men with the courage to face up to this "cabal" - and a few crusader-journalists to help them - can make the demons scatter and scare the dark ones into the light. Or so the story goes on those...
  • Academic boycotts conference put off (AAUP conference on boycotting Israel)

    02/10/2006 11:03:26 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 8 replies · 389+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/9/06 | TALYA HALKIN
    The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) announced Thursday it would postpone a conference on academic boycotts scheduled to begin next week in Bellagio, Italy. The conference, which was originally sponsored by the Ford, Rockefeller and Nathan Cummings Foundations, came under attack due to the fact that more than 8 of the 21 academics invited to participate in the conference publicly support boycotts of Israeli universities. Another decisive revelation that led to the postponement of the conference was that material distributed prior to the conference included an anti-Semitic paper by a Holocaust denier. Following the revelation concerning the anti-Semitic material,...
  • Believe It or Not

    11/14/2005 4:29:18 PM PST · by hipaatwo · 21 replies · 1,392+ views
    Slate ^ | Christopher Hitchens
    Are you sure you want to keep saying we were fooled by Ahmad Chalabi and the INC? By Christopher Hitchens Posted Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at 11:46 AM ET The power to cloud congessmen's minds? Click image to expand. The power to cloud congessmen's minds? What do you have to believe in order to keep alive your conviction that the Bush administration conspired to launch a lie-based war? As with (I admit) the pro-war case, the ground of argument has a tendency to shift. I saw two examples in Washington last week. An exceptionally moth-eaten and shabby picket line outside...
  • 2-man report linked terrorists to Saddam: Conclusions helped propel Bush to war

    04/30/2004 4:31:09 AM PDT · by TrebleRebel · 13 replies · 634+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 4/29/2004 | James Risen
    WASHINGTON: Soon after the Sept. 11 attacks, a two-man intelligence team set up shop at the Pentagon, searching for evidence of links between terrorist groups and host countries. The men, Michael Maloof and David Wurmser, culled classified material, much of it uncorroborated data from the CIA. "We discovered tons of raw intelligence," said Maloof. "We were stunned that we couldn't find any mention of it in the CIA's finished reports." They recorded and annotated their evidence on butcher paper hung like a mural around their small office. By the end of 2001, they had constructed a startling new picture of...
  • Venture capital firms buy into Curry's PodShow [$8 million+ for ex-MTV VJ Adam Curry's podcast co.]

    08/17/2005 6:08:39 PM PDT · by summer · 8 replies · 302+ views
    The business of podcasting has just garnered some of its first serious venture capital. According to a press release from PodShow, Inc., three investment capital firms have bought an undisclosed share of Adam Curry's and Ron Bloom's new business venture that seeks to commercialize podcasting by aggregating the "large and disenfranchised audience" of podcast listeners. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sequoia Capital and Sherpalo Ventures have bought into PodShow, Inc., for $8.85 million, according to the press release. In the statement, PodShow, Inc., said, "With its new infusion of capital, Management expects to announce additional features, programs and technologies that...
  • Faulty Sources Isikoff & MSM previously used: Karen Kwiatkowski & Patrick Lang

    05/19/2005 5:55:33 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 51 replies · 3,790+ views
    NRO and Iraq News ^ | 5-17-05 | Michael Rubin
    Two items: [1] From Laurie Mylroie's "Iraq News" Newsletter - Tue, 17 May 2005 20:03:39 -0400 Subject: Michael Rubin, Prior Isikoff Use of Faulty Source From the list of Michael Rubin, previously at DoD and now at AEI (May 17, 2005): This was not the first time Michael Isikoff has used faulty or fabricated sources. In reporting the myth that Doug Feith’s office created its own intelligence unit, he relied on Karen Kwiatkowski, who associated with the Lyndon LaRouche movement. Kwiatkowski said on tape that she was Isikoff’s chief source. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s Report on the U.S....
  • The friend we betrayed - (in defense of Ahmad Chalabi; good piece by Max Boot)

    04/08/2005 4:59:34 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 467+ views
    JEWISH WORLD REVIEW.COM ^ | APRIL 8, 2005 | MAX BOOT
    In 1987, after he was exonerated of corruption charges, former Secretary of Labor Raymond Donovan issued the classic plea of the wronged man: "Which office do I go to get my reputation back?" Whichever office it is, Ahmad Chalabi may want to apply there as well. The leader of the Iraqi National Congress has been the most unfairly maligned man on the planet in recent years. If you believe what you read, Chalabi is a con man, a crook and, depending on which day of the week it is, either an American or Iranian stooge. The most damning charge is...
  • Chalabi's INC cleared on WMDs [But don't expect the MSM to tell you]

    04/02/2005 6:32:59 AM PST · by aculeus · 3 replies · 536+ views
    The American Thinker (via Roger Simon) ^ | March 31, 2005 | Clarice Feldman
    If you recall, the MSM, relying on unnamed sources repeatedly tarred the Iraqi National Congress and Ahmed Chalabi with being the source of false intelligence information on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Leaving aside for the moment that those sources undoubtedly were located within the agencies that the Commission found responsible for the bad intelligence, it did clear the INC of these false claims--not that you'll know, unless you take the time to read the Commission Report. Page 108 of the Robb-Silverman Report states: "In fact, over all, CIA's post-war investigations revealed that INC-related sources had a minimal impact on...
  • The Results Are In But we don’t know who won.

    02/15/2005 3:31:54 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 12 replies · 621+ views
    National Review ^ | Feb. 14, 2005 | James S. Robbins
    The results of the January 30 elections announced Sunday by the Independent Electoral Commission are another giant step towards building a free and democratic Iraq. Voter turnout, at almost 59 percent, was higher than an U.S. election since 1968. That in itself can be counted as a victory, though hardly surprising except to the chronically pessimistic. But the election results do not in themselves settle the question of who will take power in the transitional government. Handicapping is underway on who will take the top leadership positions. This is taking the form of a debate within the victorious United Iraqi...
  • How conflicts between the Administration and the CIA marred the reporting on Iraq’s weapons.

    10/20/2003 5:34:06 AM PDT · by Gothmog · 50 replies · 4,434+ views
    The New Yorker ^ | 10/20/03 | Seymour Hersh
    Since midsummer, the Senate Intelligence Committee has been attempting to solve the biggest mystery of the Iraq war: the disparity between the Bush Administration’s prewar assessment of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and what has actually been discovered. The committee is concentrating on the last ten years’ worth of reports by the C.I.A. Preliminary findings, one intelligence official told me, are disquieting. “The intelligence community made all kinds of errors and handled things sloppily,” he said. The problems range from a lack of quality control to different agencies’ reporting contradictory assessments at the same time. One finding, the official went...
  • IRAQ INTENDS TO ARREST AHMAD CHALABI AFTER EID

    01/21/2005 12:45:47 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 17 replies · 1,080+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/21/05
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iraq's interim defense minister said on Friday the government would arrest Iraqi National Congress leader Ahmad Chalabi after the Eid al-Adha holiday for allegedly maligning the defense ministry. "We will arrest him and hand him over to Interpol. We will arrest him based on facts that he wanted to malign the reputation of the defense ministry and defense minister," Hazim al-Shaalan told Al Jazeera television, adding the measures would start after the Muslim holiday which began on Jan. 20.
  • The Agency Rides Again - Angleton on Chalabi (Back to the Ouija Board)

    05/24/2004 1:05:16 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 15 replies · 839+ views
    Nattional Review Online ^ | May 24 , 2004 | Michael Ledeen
    The Agency Rides Again - Angleton on Chalabi Michael Ledeen/NRO Like everyone else, I've been reading the stories about my friend Ahmad Chalabi of the Iraqi National Congress, and the accusations that he's an Iranian spy. I don't believe it, but before launching a tirade against the misnamed Central Intelligence Agency I thought I'd better check with the greatest unliving expert on intelligence, the late James Jesus Angleton. He was the longtime chief of CIA counterintelligence, and knew everything there was to know about spying, so I dusted off the ouija board and got him on the second try. JJA:...
  • U.S. ally Chalabi now a target — home in Baghdad, offices are raided

    05/20/2004 8:12:12 AM PDT · by gilliam · 8 replies · 249+ views
    NBC news is reporting: But Pentagon officials told NBC News that they were acting at the behest of Iraqi authorities investigating the disappearance of millions of dollars in cash and other assets following the fall of Saddam Hussein. Arrest warrants issued for 16 people An Iraqi judge issued arrest warrants for 16 people affliliated with the INC, and an unknown number were arrested, the officials said. Chalabi, himself a member of the Governing Council, was not arrested, and scheduled a news conference later in the day to discuss the raids. As NBC News reported earlier this week, Chalabi and his...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • CIA Launches Raids on INC

    11/20/2004 12:47:45 PM PST · by Matchett-PI · 50 replies · 2,561+ views
    Iraq News - Laurie Mylroie ^ | 11-20-04 | INC News Release
    INC News Release BAGHDAD (20 November): The Iraqi National Congress today announced that the US Central Intelligence Agency led raids on four INC facilities recently. Three INC offices in Baghdad were attacked on Thursday and the INC office in Najaf was attacked last week by heavily armed US civilians accompanied by masked Iraqis. The offices were vandalized, a number of staff were assaulted, and equipment and documents were stolen. Staff members who requested to see search warrants were beaten and abused and no warrants were produced. CIA operatives in Iraq are out of control and are operating outside the bounds...
  • Charges against Chalabi 'dropped'

    09/01/2004 12:47:17 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 671+ views
    BBC ^ | 1 September, 2004
    Ahmed Chalabi, the Iraqi politician and former US favourite, has said that criminal charges against him in Iraq have been dropped. A judge issued a warrant in August over an alleged counterfeit operation but no action was taken for Mr Chalabi's arrest when he returned to Iraq. Mr Chalabi also announced that murder charges had been dropped against his nephew, Salem, currently out of Iraq. The fact of the charges being dropped could not be immediately confirmed. On Wednesday morning, Ahmed Chalabi survived what seemed to be an assassination attempt when gunmen opened fire on his motorcade. The BBC's Paul...
  • Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress party ordered to vacate Baghdad building

    08/10/2004 12:11:29 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 360+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | August 10, 2004
    The party of Chalabi summoned to evacuate its buildings in the 24 hours The Iraqi temporary government gave Tuesday 24 hours to the Iraqi national Congress (CNI), whose head Ahmed Chalabi is under the blow of a warrant for arrest for frauds, to evacuate its buildings, indicated the ministry for the Interior. "This evacuation was ordered by the office of the Prime Minister Iyad Allaoui within the framework of the restitution of all the properties of State occupied by political parties", affirmed with the AFP Sabah Kadhim, spokesman of the ministry. It stressed that "all measurements necessary would be...
  • FEDS HUNTING IN PENTAGON FOR CHALABI'S MOLE

    06/03/2004 12:48:02 AM PDT · by kattracks · 35 replies · 507+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/03/04 | NILES LATHEM
    June 3, 2004 -- WASHINGTON — FBI agents are focusing on a Pentagon intelligence-gathering unit in their probe into who told Iraqi exile leader Ahmed Chalabi that the United States had broken Iran's secret communications codes, The Post has learned. Word of the probe came as serious new allegations surfaced about the Iraqi National Congress, the exile group he heads. U.S. officials said the FBI counterintelligence investigation into the code breaking security breach is centered on a handful of civilian hard-liners in the Pentagon's Office of Special Plans, a policy- and intelligence-analysis shop set up after 9/11.
  • Chalabi Told Iran U.S. Had Broken Codes, Report Says

    06/01/2004 10:33:36 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 13 replies · 333+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 1, 2004
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. ally Ahmad Chalabi told Iran that the United States had broken secret communication codes used by Tehran's spy service, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. The paper quoted unnamed U.S. intelligence officials as saying Chalabi, an anti-Saddam Hussein Iraqi exile who has now fallen out with Washington, had betrayed "one of Washington's most valuable sources of information about Iran." It was widely reported last month, after the Bush administration cut off funding for Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress, that Chalabi had provided Iran with American secrets. But the report published by the New York...
  • INC official: Chalabi's group ordered to evacuate office

    05/30/2004 6:35:59 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 20 replies · 354+ views
    CNN ^ | 30 May 04
    Iraqi police have ordered Ahmed Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress to permanently abandon their office in Ramadi, west of Baghdad, INC official Haider al-Musawi said Sunday. Police and INC officials are still negotiating a solution, he said, and there is no order to confiscate anything from the building. The evacuation order could be something specific to the building rather than to the INC, al-Musawi said. Iraqi police had asked the INC evacuate at some point Sunday, but the deadline was not clear. Two weeks ago, Chalabi's Baghdad compound was raided by U.S. and Iraqi forces. The Iraqi National Congress is a...
  • Chalabi mess gets more bizarre

    05/21/2004 7:45:15 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 99 replies · 589+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | 21 May, 2004 | Knut Royce
    WASHINGTON -- The Defense Intelligence Agency has concluded that a U.S.-funded arm of Ahmed Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress has been used for years by Iranian intelligence to pass disinformation to the United States and to collect highly sensitive American secrets, according to intelligence sources. "Iranian intelligence has been manipulating the United States through Chalabi by furnishing through his Information Collection Program information to provoke the United States into getting rid of Saddam Hussein," said an intelligence source Friday who was briefed on the Defense Intelligence Agency's conclusions, which were based on a review of thousands of internal documents. The Information...
  • Agency: Chalabi group was front for Iran

    05/21/2004 7:08:43 PM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 49 replies · 939+ views
    Newsday ^ | 5-22-04 | Knut Royce
    WASHINGTON -- The Defense Intelligence Agency has concluded that a U.S.-funded arm of Ahmed Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress has been used for years by Iranian intelligence to pass disinformation to the United States and to collect highly sensitive American secrets, according to intelligence sources. "Iranian intelligence has been manipulating the United States through Chalabi by furnishing through his Information Collection Program information to provoke the United States into getting rid of Saddam Hussein," said an intelligence source Friday who was briefed on the Defense Intelligence Agency's conclusions, which were based on a review of thousands of internal documents. The Information...
  • Top US general defends Chalabi's INC

    05/21/2004 12:55:55 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies · 507+ views
    Financial Times ^ | May 21 2004 | Peter Spiegel in Washington and James Drummond in Baghdad
    General Richard Myers, the most senior US military leader, on Friday defended Ahmed Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress, saying the organisation had helped save American lives in Iraq. His comments came just 24 hours after Iraqi police, backed by US soldiers, raided the home of Mr Chalabi, once the Bush administration's top candidate to lead Iraq, as part of a corruption investigation involving INC officials and associates. President George W. Bush is due to give a major policy speech on Monday outlining a "clear strategy" on Iraq amid plans to hand over sovereignty to a caretaker government on June 30. Trent...
  • Chalabi quits after US raid

    05/21/2004 12:28:38 AM PDT · by InShanghai · 72 replies · 965+ views
    The Australian ^ | May 21, 2004 | From correspondents in Baghdad
    Chalabi quits after US raid From correspondents in BaghdadMay 21, 2004 A LEADING member of the Iraqi Governing Council, Ahmed Chalabi, cut ties with the US-led coalition after a police and military raid on his house, as President George W. Bush sought to ease Republican fears over Iraq's future. But new photos of abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison, a report of abuses at another secret facility, and accusations - strongly denied by the US military - that 41 people celebrating a wedding were killed in a US air raid cast fresh shadows over the US occupation. US forces were...
  • Chalabi blames Baathists for raid

    05/20/2004 10:55:13 PM PDT · by endthematrix · 136+ views
    CNN ^ | May 20, 2004 | CNN
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraqi Governing Council member Ahmed Chalabi said the raid on his compound Thursday was engineered by Baathists who control the Iraqi police and who are now protected by the Coalition Provisional Authority. Senior coalition law enforcement and justice officials said the raid on the compound of the Iraqi National Congress was part of an investigation of "suspected fraud in a government ministry." But Chalabi -- who is head of finance in the Iraqi Governing Council and leader of the INC -- was not named in the warrant. Iraqi police and U.S. military personnel who conducted the...
  • Iraq congress members under investigation

    04/28/2004 6:23:24 PM PDT · by optik_b · 13 replies · 230+ views
    NBC News ^ | April 28, 2004 | Lisa Meyers
    Allegations include abduction, robbery, assault, car theft Members of the Iraqi National Congress and its leader Ahmed Chalabi were airlifted into southern Iraq the day Saddam’s government fell. Chalabi was President Bush’s guest at the State of the Union address. Even today, the INC gets $340,000 a month from the Pentagon to feed the United States intelligence information. But NBC News has learned that members of the group are now under investigation by Iraqi police in Baghdad — allegations of: abduction robbery stealing 11 Iraqi government vehicles assaulting police by firing on them during a search. An Iraqi police official...
  • AHMAD CHALABI: What Iraqis Want

    04/15/2004 6:21:14 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 11 replies · 208+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Thursday, April 15, 2004 | AHMAD CHALABI
    <p>The most ominous harbinger for the future of Iraq to emerge from the week of bloodshed that has engulfed parts of the country is the collapse of the indigenous Iraqi security structures put in place by the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA). Few of the police resisted Muqtada al-Sadr's activists while some joined his militia and many simply ran away. Half of the army mutinied. The intelligence service did not produce accurate or useful intelligence, and elements of the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps (ICDC), which is designed to be a national paramilitary force, also mutinied and may be implicated in the murder and mutilation of the four Americans which touched off the siege of Fallujah.</p>
  • Freeping Hillary In Westport

    04/03/2004 3:29:22 PM PST · by LaserLock · 13 replies · 383+ views
    My Post | April 3, 2004 | LaserLock
    Today I went to Westport, CT to freep Hillary. Though I didn't know the exact house number on Bayberry Lane, I knew there would be tell-tale signs that would let me know which house she's holing up in. I arrived at 10:45am and drove along the entire Bayberry Lane with no signs of hillary. I knew it was early, so I went for a cup coffee and would come back later. While driving along Bayberry Lane I noticed that the road would not allow for a freep. It's only a two lane road and there were no sidewalks. I came...
  • No evidence found on pilot's fate

    03/04/2004 8:27:53 AM PST · by JohnGalt · 3 replies · 291+ views
    Sun Herald--Mississippi ^ | 3/2/2004 | DREW BROWN and JOSEPH L. GALLOWAY
    No evidence found on pilot's fate By DREW BROWN and JOSEPH L. GALLOWAY Knight Ridder Newspapers WASHINGTON - Despite nearly a year of searching, the Navy has no new intelligence to resolve the fate of a Navy pilot who was shot down on the first night of the 1991 Persian Gulf War and is still missing, the Navy's top admiral said Tuesday. Lt. Cmdr. Michael Scott Speicher's FA-18 Hornet was shot down in western Iraq on Jan. 17, 1991. Speicher, 33, originally was listed as killed in action, but the Defense Department changed his status to "missing-captured" in January 2001,...
  • Iraq to Probe Alleged Saddam Oil Bribes

    01/27/2004 6:30:55 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 22 replies · 319+ views
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq (news - web sites) plans to investigate allegations that dozens of officials and businessmen worldwide illegally received oil in exchange for supporting former leader Saddam Hussein (news - web sites), officials said Tuesday.   Their statements came after al-Mada, an independent Baghdad newspaper, published a list it said was based on oil ministry documents showing 46 individuals, companies and organizations from inside and outside Iraq who were given millions of barrels of oil. "I think the list is true. I will demand an investigation. These people must be prosecuted," Naseer Chaderji, a Governing Council member, told...
  • Agency Belittles Information Given by Iraq Defectors

    09/28/2003 7:29:44 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 8 replies · 433+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 09/29/03 | DOUGLAS JEHL
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 — An internal assessment by the Defense Intelligence Agency has concluded that most of the information provided by Iraqi defectors who were made available by the Iraqi National Congress was of little or no value, according to federal officials briefed on the arrangement. In addition, several Iraqi defectors introduced to American intelligence agents by the exile organization and its leader, Ahmad Chalabi, invented or exaggerated their credentials as people with direct knowledge of the Iraqi government and its suspected unconventional weapons program, the officials said. The arrangement, paid for with taxpayer funds supplied to the exile group...
  • Plan for Border Merger Draws Fire

    09/26/2003 2:11:07 AM PDT · by JustPiper · 12 replies · 309+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9-26-03 | UPI
    WASHINGTON -- Plans by the new Department of Homeland Security to merge customs and immigration inspection at air and sea ports are provoking a growing chorus of criticism from unions and advocates of tougher immigration policy. "We have serious concerns," Charles Showalter of the National Immigration and Naturalization Service Council told United Press International about the merger. The INS Council is a labor union that represents 17,500 officials who do immigration, customs and agriculture inspections at the nation's hundreds of ports of entry. Now that the INS has been rolled into the new Department of Homeland Security, its members work...
  • Whatever happened to the Iraqi National Congress?

    09/16/2003 12:05:33 PM PDT · by h-roark · 10 replies · 291+ views
    As the situation in Iraq continues I keep wondering whatever happened to this group- led by, I believe, Ahmed Chalabi(sp?). For years they were touted as the government in exile for a free Iraq. I know that the State Department and the Brits had at least two well publicized meetings with them prior to the war. Yet now they are nowhere to be seen. I beleive strongly in what W has to say on the topic of Iraq and the importance of staying the course. But there needs to be an "Iraq" solution for the problem and it needs to...
  • Nation-building

    08/31/2003 7:31:02 AM PDT · by Valin · 5 replies · 252+ views
    David Warren Online ^ | 8/30/03 | David Warren
    Should the Americans withdraw from Detroit? While they have been able to hold Detroit since General Harrison recaptured it after the Battle of Lake Erie (in 1813), hardly a day now goes by in which there is not an ambush or a killing. The rate has been rising through Detroit's notoriously long hot summer. If the standard is one killing per day -- the current average in Iraq is a little less than that -- then the U.S. should also withdraw from Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. An analysis of the statistics, in proportional terms, suggests further quick withdrawals...
  • Chalabi group rules out more U.S. troops

    08/27/2003 11:14:53 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 209+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, August 28, 2003 | Pamela Hess
    <p>BAGHDAD &#8212; No additional U.S. troops are needed in Iraq, says the Iraqi National Congress, which is pushing for greater Iraqi sovereignty and control over the security forces now being built.</p> <p>"It is absolutely not necessary for more American troops to come to Iraq," said INC spokesman Entifah K. Qanbar at a news conference in the capital, Baghdad, yesterday. "We believe the matter of security is not a matter of security by American troops but by Iraqis taking security into their hands and tracking down terrorists themselves."</p>
  • I Have A Dream Inc: Is King's Estate Cashing In On His Legacy?

    08/27/2003 5:32:40 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 597+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 8-28-2003 | Andrew Buncombe
    I Have a Dream Inc: is King's estate cashing in on his legacy? By Andrew Buncombe in Washington 28 August 2003 The words remain as powerful and inspirational today as they were to the people who heard them on that hot summer evening 40 years ago. "I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice," the Rev Martin Luther King told 250,000 people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on 28 August 1963. "I have...
  • Public was misled, claim ex-CIA men

    05/30/2003 4:28:19 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 38 replies · 2,983+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | 05/31/03 | Tim Reid
    A GROUP of former US intelligence officials has written to President Bush claiming that the US Congress and the American public were misled about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction before the war. The group’s members, most of them former CIA analysts, say that they have close contacts with senior officials working inside the US intelligence agencies, who have told them that intelligence was “cooked” to persuade Congress to authorise the war. The manipulation of intelligence has, they say, produced “a policy and intelligence fiasco of monumental proportions”. They write in the letter to Mr Bush: “While there have been occasions...
  • Spy vs spy

    07/13/2003 6:33:54 AM PDT · by Enemy Of The State · 4 replies · 261+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 07.12.03 | Marc Erikson
    Spy vs spyBy Marc Erikson During the 1974 US Senate Watergate hearings that led to the resignation of president Richard Nixon, Tennessee Republican senator Howard Baker (later, the US ambassador to Japan) famously asked witnesses time and again, "What did the president know, and when did he know it?" Will another senator soon be asking what President George W Bush and top officials of his administration knew (and when) about Iraq's alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction (WMD)? I doubt it. The Bush administration has now conceded that one key intelligence element to justify war on Iraq, alleged uranium purchases...
  • "Treason" and John Henry Faulk: An Open Letter to Ann Coulter (LONG)

    07/11/2003 7:55:38 PM PDT · by theoverseer · 39 replies · 789+ views
    theoverseer
    Dear Ms. Coulter, I understand that on a West Coast radio show you praised Free Republic. I certainly hope you monitor the posts here, because I believe I have something important to say to you. Just the other day, I picked up your latest book, "Treason." I enjoyed "High Crimes and Misdemeanors;" it was an indictment of Bill Clinton worthy of a legal brief. I also enjoyed your pot-shots at liberals in "Slander." I have recently finished reading "Treason." While you certainly have a readable style (much better than many other conservative writers) I was somewhat disturbed by its premise....
  • A tangled web (State Dept.)

    07/07/2003 1:50:47 AM PDT · by kattracks · 10 replies · 434+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/07/03 | Joel Mowbray
    <p>Former ambassador to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke entered the State Department debate last week, attacking former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and defending Foggy Bottom. But being a product of the Foreign Service himself, Mr. Holbrooke appears unwilling to address the real issue: the State Department's corrosive culture.</p>